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Best Movies Set in Missouri

Every state is known for something. As you work your way through the list, don't miss the best movies set in Missouri.

Missouri is a state in the Midwestern region of the United States. Ranking 21st in land area, it is bordered by eight states: Iowa to the north, Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee to the east, Arkansas to the south, and Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska to the west

Best Movies Set in Missouri

Winter's Bone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Lauren Sweetser (Actors)

Winter's Bone

Year: 2010

An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.

The Lookout
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jeff Daniels, Carla Gugino (Actors)

The Lookout

Year: 2007

A former high-school hockey star, struggling to overcome long-term brain injuries, becomes a janitor at a bank when old “friends” enlist his help to rob the place – what will he do? A darkly humorous crime thriller.

I Shot Jesse James
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Preston Foster, Barbara Britton, John Ireland (Actors)

I Shot Jesse James

Year: 1949

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Bob Ford (John Ireland) runs with the infamous Jesse James (Reed Hadley), but is wounded in a robbery. Upon recovery, Bob learns that his sweetheart, Cynthy (Barbara Britton), is no longer willing to stay with a man who could be gunned down at any moment.

Hoping to buy his way out of a life of crime, Bob shoots Jesse and tries to collect on the government-issued reward money. But the law isn't kind to Bob, and Cynthy thinks he's a coward; his subsequent days are plagued by shame and fear.

Paper Moon
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ryan O'Neal, Tatum O'Neal, Madeline Kahn (Actors)

Paper Moon

Year: 1973

Real-life father and daughter Ryan and Tatum O'Neal team up as slick con-artists Moses Pray and Addie Loggins in 1930s Kansas. When “Moze” is unexpectedly saddled with getting the 9-year-old Addie to relatives in Missouri after her mother's death, his attempt to dupe her out of her money backfires, and he's forced to take her on as a partner.

Swindling their way through farm country, the pair is nearly done in by a burlesque dancer (Madeline Kahn) and an angry bootlegger.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
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  • Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman (Actors)

Million Dollar Baby

Year: 2004

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Frankie Dunn is a veteran Los Angeles boxing trainer who keeps almost everyone at arm's length except his old friend and associate, Eddie “Scrap Iron” Dupris. When Maggie Fitzgerald arrives at Frankie's gym seeking his expertise, he is reluctant to train the young woman, a transplant from working-class Missouri.

Eventually, he relents, and the two form a close bond that will irrevocably change them.

Now that you've completed the list of best books set in this state, why not check out some others? Here are the Best Movies Set in All 50 States.


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